Nursing

Meeting challenges when building and implementing a successful orientation program

Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), February 1, 2010

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What is a successful orientation? 

A successful new hire orientation requires planning, execution, and follow-up of learning experiences with the new employee from the first contact. I am a strong advocate for interactive, staff-centered, relationship-based new hire orientations that build on best practices. I believe that a key to the retention of professional nurses lies in onboarding structures, processes, and outcomes. 

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